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Amnesty International Society Cage Campaign

Amnesty International Society are campaigning for the release of Cambridge student Peter Biar Ajak in their cage campaign this weekend, details of which can be found here. For more information contact Rowan Cookson from the CU Amnesty Committee.
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Journalism and Spanish Programme in South America

Bolivia Unlimited is an organisation founded by Oxford graduates in 2010 and Bolivian journalists, and is based out of La Paz, Bolivia, in South America. We are dedicated to promoting journalism, intercultural exchange, and Bolivian culture to the English-speaking world. We run 1-3 month internship programmes in journalism, documentary production or Spanish, designed for students interested in learning Spanish and getting an insight into the world of print or video journalism.
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Working with Money: Exploring a career in Finance and the City

WORKING WITH MONEY: EXPLORING A CAREER IN FINANCE AND THE CITY Seminar on 6pm Thursday 7th March 2019 Principal’s Lodge, Newnham College Book here, for more information contact Miranda Griffin (mhg11@cam.ac.uk). poster
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Engage for Change

Calling all PhDs, Post-docs, Masters and Undergraduates of the University of Cambridge! How do we turn talk into action? Engage for Change is a programme for people who want to learn to make change happen, through having effective conversations with those around them. You will design, implement and evaluate your own environmental sustainability-related intervention, using the University as a testing-ground for the skills that you’ll develop through the programme. Applications for our Easter cohort are open until Wednesday 10th April at 3pm.
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Cambridge University Pole Society Lent Showcase

This one night only event will showcase a range of pole dance performances from members of the Cambridge University Pole Society (CUPS). As a society, we are dedicated to removing the stigma that surrounds pole dancing, and showing its true colours as an expressive, beautiful sport and dance style. As well as solo performances, the showcase will include group dances. This showcase will be a highly eclectic and impressive demonstration of the talents of the CUPS performers.
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Psychological studies

Brain Stimulation Study: Who Moved the Object? Task Complete a simple questionnaire and a computer-based memory task after non-invasive brain stimulation, which is commonly used to temporarily affect brain activity (i.e. for the duration of each session). Duration Two 60–90-minute sessions Location Adaptive Brain Lab, Downing Site, Central Cambridge Reimbursement £30 Brain Scan & Stimulation Studies: Memory for Objects Session 1 Stay still inside the Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine for about 1 hour, at the Cognitive Brain Science Unit.
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Europe After Brexit

A one-day conference examining the future stability of the European Union When: 10.30am–4.45pm Friday 29 March 2019 Where: SG1/SG2 of the Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge Book tickets and find more information here The European Union is facing the most serious crisis in its history and could be on a pathway to disintegration. The question of whether the EU can survive depends on its ability to withstand three decisive challenges – the widespread loss of faith in the Liberal orthodoxies on which the EU was built; the shifting geopolitical environment, in particular the apparent withdrawal of American sponsorship for European integration and attempts by Russia to undermine the EU’s internal unity; and the inevitability of another economic recession, which has the potential to overwhelm the Eurozone.
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The Hijaz: The First Islamic State

When: 25 February, 5.30pm-7.00pm Where: Bateman Auditorium, Caius College Register for tickets here As part of its Engelsberg Programme on Applied History, and together with the Cambridge Middle East and North Africa Forum, the Forum on Geopolitics is pleased to present this launch of Professor Malik Dahlan’s latest book, The Hijaz: The First Islamic State. Dahlan offers an alternative vision of Islamic governance through the history and promise of the Hijaz, the first state of Islam.
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Building Bridges in Medical Sciences Conference

Registration for Building Bridges in Medical Sciences (BBMS) 2019 is now open! Sign up for FREE and join us on Friday 8th March 2019 at Jesus College, Cambridge. BBMS is a student-run one day conference that brings together individuals from different disciplines, career stages and backgrounds to discuss the interdisciplinary biomedical approaches that are required to address current public health challenges. BBMS will host talks discussing basic science, policy, public health, industry, translational medicine and biotechnology.
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Psychology study advert (help a Catz 3rd year!)

Dear Research Volunteer, Want £15 in return for two very relaxed one-hour sessions? Then read on! You are invited to participate in a new study at the Adaptive Brain Lab. The study involves two 1h long sessions at the lab (Downing Site, Cambridge) and will include computer-based tasks and brain stimulation. Upon completion, you’d receive £15 for your participation. To be eligible you would need to be 18-30 years old, with perfect (or corrected-to-normal) vision, right-handed, with no previous neuropsychiatric disorders and under no medication (except contraceptives).